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Chanda Bandh Satyagraha gains momentum from overwhelming support of the Public

People expressed their anger on the prevailing conditions of misgovernance in Delhi, poor availability of water supply and electricity, development on technological grounds, housing facilities, and infrastructure

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People taking part in signature campaign of Chanda Band satyagrah, credits-Facebook

 

New Delhi, February 6, 2016: Chanda Bandh Satyagraha (www.nolistnodonation.com) against Aam Aadmi Party’s backtracking on financial transparency, led by Dr. Munish Raizada made a come back in Delhi after a successful campaign in Punjab last month.

The signature drive against AAP’s opaque funding practices took place at Rajiv Chowk yesterday. The campaign started at 2:00 p.m. and continued till 6:00 in the evening.

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The Chanda Band Staygrahis also discussed with people how criminalization of politics and unregulated & opaque political funding work in tandem.

People were made aware of the fact that fielding of 21 candidates with criminal charges, that includes 9 candidates with serious criminal charges is a pointer to the consequences when political funding becomes opaque.

These criminal candidates inducted to the party do not come with a motto of ‘service before self’ but to seek returns on their investments. The investments which they made as a part of the funding for the party to get the ticket to contest elections.

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‘Chanda Bandh Satyagraha’ campaign along with explaining people the reasons for their disappointment from AAP, took their signature on the board and videographed their views. The pamphlets were also distributed to people with an invitation to be a part of the campaign.

The campaign received an overwhelming response from the people. They not only supported it but also encouraged the ‘satyagrahis’ to spread its flame further. They echoed back the campaign’s cause.

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Rajiv Chowk being a well-known tourist place, people visiting Delhi from other states also halted for a while to observe the campaign. They too kept forward their opinions and complaints against AAP. They expressed their anger on the prevailing conditions of misgovernance in Delhi, poor availability of water supply and electricity, development on technological grounds, housing facilities, and infrastructure.

A general sentiment among Delhiites is that AAP has given nothing except the long list of fake promises. Therefore, people took a pledge not to be trapped in AAP’s sweet talks again.

After gaining so much of support and positive responses, ‘Chanda Bandh Satyagrah’ has decided not to stop. It will keep continuing its moral battle against AAP until it cleans up the
dirt which it has collected around itself.

-prepared by Himanshi Goyal of NewsGram

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Lok Sabha 2019 Elections, EC Outlines Stringent Guidelines For Social Media Usage During Campaigns

Candidates and political parties are required to include their campaigning expenditure, including the money spent on social media advertising, in their poll expenditure account.

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While declaring the election dates, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora also announced strict guidelines for use of social media by political parties and candidates. Pixabay

With the Election Commission outlining stringent guidelines for social media usage during elections, political parties and candidates won’t be able to post unverified advertisements, photographs of defence personnel, hate speeches and fake news on their accounts.

The poll panel here on Sunday announced Lok Sabha elections in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.

While declaring the election dates, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora also announced strict guidelines for use of social media by political parties and candidates.

According to the new guidelines, candidates are required to furnish details of their social media accounts at the time of filing nominations and their activities on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google would be under the Election Commission’s close scrutiny.

Provisions of the model code of conduct will also apply to the content being posted on social media by candidates and political parties. Any violation may lead to action by the Election Commission.

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According to the new guidelines, candidates are required to furnish details of their social media accounts at the time of filing nominations and their activities on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google would be under the Election Commission’s close scrutiny.
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“The media certification and monitoring committees (MCMCs) are in place at the district and state levels. One social media expert will also be part of this committee at each level. All political advertisements, proposed to be issued on the social media, shall require pre-certification from the MCMC concerned,” Arora said.

The platforms will also deploy appropriate fact checkers to scan fake news and abuses on the social media.

As per the guidelines, no political party or candidate must display photographs of defence personnel on social media for the campaigning purpose.

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As per the guidelines, no political party or candidate must display photographs of defence personnel on social media for the campaigning purpose. Pixabay

They must also not post any content that could vitiate the electoral process or disturb peace, tranquillity, social harmony and public order.

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Candidates and political parties are required to include their campaigning expenditure, including the money spent on social media advertising, in their poll expenditure account.

“This, among other things, shall include payments made to internet companies and websites for carrying advertisements and also campaign-related operational expenditure on making creative development of content, salaries and wages paid to the team employed to maintain social media accounts,” the Election Commission said. (IANS)